Connected Pediatric Primary Care for At-Risk Children

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2020 Aug;67(4):665-673. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2020.04.010.


Age-specific recommendations contain extensive information that cannot be presented adequately in pediatric preventative care visits. Parental guidance is important, especially for children with social and/or medical risks, but existing evidence-based interventions tend to be resource intensive and difficult to scale. Because the use of mobile technology is now prevalent even among low-income families, the benefits of utilizing the Internet and mobile apps to improve parental guidance are active areas of research. Analyses of patient-generated data from mobile apps may help identify effective ways to use social influences, social learning, and social networks for improving population health.

Keywords: Biological risk factors; Connected health; Mobile app; Mobile health; Pediatrics; Social risk factors; Telehealth.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Internet*
  • Mobile Applications*
  • Parent-Child Relations*
  • Poverty
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Vulnerable Populations*